"The Genius of Japanese Design" by Sherman Lee. 1981 First Edition, Kodansha. 203 pages. Condition: New. 32 color plates, 800 B/W plaes, including 15 pages of Japanese family crests. "A superb introduction to Japanese art by one of the foremost authorities in the field. A brilliant analysis of the unique features of Japanese design and motif as represented in more than 1,500 illustrations. Valuable for the artist, designer, and art historian." Sherman E...
"The Genius of Japanese Design" by Sherman Lee. 1983 second printing, Kodansha. Condition-New. 203 pages. 32 color plates, 800 B/W plaes, including 15 pages of Japanese family crests.
"A superb introduction to Japanese art by one of the foremost authorities in the field. A brilliant analysis of the unique features of Japanese design and motif as represented in more than 1,500 illustrations. Valuable for the artist, designer, and art historian."
"Tezukuri no Bi: Okinawa Kurashi to Mingu" ("Handmade Beauty: Okinawa Life and Crafts") in Japanese, 1972. Condition-very good. Soft bound with original dust jacket. 160 pages with 148 B/W photos, plus essays on Okinawan life and craft. Illustrations and descriptions include: baskets, pottery, textiles, farming tools, furniture, architecture, and even handmade karate weapons.
"Furo: The Japanese Bath" by Peter Grilli & Dana Levy. First Edition, 1985, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. "New" condition. 191 pages. With forward by Isamu Noguchi. Color and B/W photos.
Chapters: The Spirit of the Bath, The History of Bathing, Public Baths, Onsen: The Hot Spring Bath, The Domestic Bath, A Guide to Hot Springs...
Good bronze coin from the Yapahuwa Kingdom, King Buwanekabahu reign circa 1273-1285 CE, Sri Lanka. Cool coin, sort of looks like one of those artifacts proving that we have been visited by aliens. Free shipping via unregistered Hong Kong Airmail in an envelope.
If you are interested in learning about Dragon Robes, Theatrical Costumes, and Imperial Silk Workshops, then this is your book!
"Chinese Dress" was written by curator Verity Wilson, of the Albert Museum of Chinese Textiles.
Verity Wilson worked for 25 years as a Research Assistant in the Far Eastern Department at the Victorian and Albert Museum, specializing in the history of East Asian dress traditions and technologies, subjects on which she has lectured and written extensively.
If you are interested in learning about Dragon Robes, Theatrical Costumes, and Imperial Silk Workshops, then this is your book! "Chinese Dress" was written by curator Verity Wilson, of the Albert Museum of Chinese Textiles. Verity Wilson worked for 25 years as a Research Assistant in the Far Eastern Department at the Victorian and Albert Museum, specializing in the history of East Asian dress traditions and technologies, subjects on which she has lectured and written extensively.
A Martin Gordon Inc. soft cover catalog for the auction held at the Hotel St. Moritz (NYC) on May 9 & 10, 1977. Black and white photos feature almost all of the 1152 lots of Fine 16th thru 20thC Prints, Vintage Photographs, Print and Photographic Reference Books. The cover(front and back) shows light wear and there is a small tear at the top of the back cover, otherwise in good condition. Artists: Baron De Meyer, Atget, Curtis, Roussel,Hassam,Picasso,Matisse etc...
BLANC DE CHINE Porcelain from Dehua, a gorgeous and invaluable hard cover used book in excellent condition, by Rose Kerr & John Ayers, "A Catalogue of the Hickley Collection, Singapore," published by Curzon Press in 2002. 160+ items are discussed and illustrated in full color. Insured Priority Mail within the U.S. $15. Elsewhere at cost.
The Peony Pavilion Collection: Chinese Ceramics for Japan (c. 1580-1650). Scarce hard cover by Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., 1989. 122 pp. of text with full-color illustrations. Excellent condition. Our price includes insured USPS Priority Mail shipping.
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A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and Its People: 1935-1943. Published by St. Martins Press in 1976. Text by Hank O'Neal, photos by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans etc... This hard cover coffee table book is tight and clean however the dust jacket is tattered. A small stain is also at the bottom of the front beige linen board. Wonderful B&W photos that capture that period in time.
A triple Mercury dime punch out gilt silver pin 1917. This stamped Liberty head gilt silver pin comprises three 1917 American Mercury silver dimes. Each coin is "punched out" with high relief Liberty heads with excellent detail, and they are soldered together, gilded, and mounted with a brass c-clasp pin. It is unsigned, and such vintage embossed coins are eagerly collected. This pin weighs 8.0 grams, and it is in excellent condition with no dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs...
Painted Splendor -The Context and Conservation of a Chinese Reception Hall in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit offers "a rare glimpse of the monumental building style and magnificent decorative painting associated with traditional palace architecture in China...built in Beijing in the final years of the Ming dynasty..."
Published in 2004 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 48 pgs., 40 color reproductions, 7 b&w reproductions.
A soft cover catalog featuring artwork in the International Museum of Children's Art. The museum was founded in Berlin in 1993. Also included is a museum brochure. Text is in English and German.
Many colored plates. Near fine condition. 176 pp.
A hard cover with blue boards embossed with faint gilt lettering and design. Published by Alfred Knopf New York 1946 and translated from the Icelandic by J.A. Thompson.The boards show some wear on the edges and staining otherwise in good condition.
Personally signed by the only living participant in this book. The Deadliest Men by Paul Kirchner Soft Bound C: 2001. 417 pages. Offered as a result of frequent requests by my valued customers. This book provides facts surrounding my personal gun fighting experiences in my store. These events occurred from 1989 to 1992 in the Watchcompany retail store in West Los Angeles. Personally signed. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME...
This is the French edition published in 1931 by Calmann-Levy. The red boards show signs of wear on the edges and the pages have yellowed. A name is written in blue crayon or pencil on the front endpaper otherwise unmarked.
Artist's limited edition. An oversized soft cover featuring a selection of Lautrec's works from the Art Institute of Chicago. Published in 1980. Twelve colored plates. A Medaenas Monograph on the Arts.
Stated First Edition published in 1928 by the Literary Guild of America/Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc. Garden City, New Jersey.First American Edition. The purple boards show sign of wear and there is a stain on the fore edge as well as on page 432 and the opposite blank page; also a very small stain on the title page. Please refer to photos. No dust jacket.
A leather bound volume with gilt edging published by Easton Press, 1983. No DJ or slipcase. Near fine condition with only two small water stains on the bottom of the first three title pages. Picasso's paintings and the study of his art with 65 illustrations in monochrome and 40 full color plates.
A rare medieval / Viking period silver coin, dating to Vendian or Viking kingdoms of Northern Europe, c. 900-1000 AD. Crude imitation of a Carolingian denar, slightly cup-shaped of fine silver. The coin shows a cross with 4 pellets / a church or another building.
Condition: Good VF or better for type, very nice flan and wondeful old collection tone. A rare coin and unresearched, could be very good!
Aubrey Beardsley The Yellow Book with 3 volumes available (priced each). This is a group of three of the famous English illustrated quarterly called The Yellow Book. This late 19th century series featured art, essays, discussions, poetry and criticism. They were 8-1/4 x 7" hardbacks in yellow and featured artistic cover illustrations as well as inserted plates, including illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and others...
Hard cover published in 1960 by Universe Books New York, Pierre Tisne, Editeur. Translated by W.J. Strachan. Numerous colored plates. A nice tight edition.
A scarce first printing of Totem Poles Volume 1 and 2 by Marius Barbeau...
"On Heroes, Hero~ Worship and the Heroic in History" written by Thomas Carlyle and published by Frederick A. Stokes (NY) in 1893. Former library copy. The end papers have stamps and there is a label and mark on the spine otherwise in acceptable condition.
The History of Virginia
by John Burke
Volumes 1 and 2 (of 4), printed for the author by Dickson & Pescud, Petersburg, Virginia, 1804 and 1805. Re-bound in blue cloth. Minor toning and foxing.
A rare early history of Virginia through 1710.
A Charles Hill Canadian Painting in the Thirties art book. A 223 page 12-3/8" x 9-3/4" art reference book by Charles C. Hill entitled CANADIAN PAINTING IN THE THIRTIES. Published by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa in 1975, this book features six tipped-in colour prints and copious black and white photos and text throughout. The book itself is in super condition, and the included dust jacket is very good, with some minor edge bruising and creasing and one 1" tear. All
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Hejzlar, Josef. Chinese Watercolours. London: Octopus Press 1980. Hardcover with dustjacket. Text ca. 60 pp., bibliography and index, 115 color illustrations of paintings on 96 pp. (photographed by B. Forman). About the members of the Shanghai school from the 19th and 20th century and their works.
Pages slightly yellowed, but all in all in very good condition with very little wear on the dustjacket
Ho, Wai-kam, Sherman E. Lee, Laurence Sickman and Mar F. Wilson, Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting. The Collections of the Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art (and Indiana University Press) 1980. Hardcover with dustjacket.
Some wear and tear to dustjackets.
Trede, Melanie, and Julia Meech, Arts of Japan: The John C. Weber Collection. Berlin: Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst Staatliche Museen zu Berlin 2006. Softcover.
Catalog of 78 objects from the Weber collection, with essays by Quitman Eugene Phillips, Melanie Trede, Alexander Hoffman, and Terry Satsuki Milhaupt. Numerous color illustrations.
Like new condition
Dorrington-Ward, Carol (ed.), Fans from the east. New York: Debrett's Peerage Limited/The Viking Press 1978.
Hard cover binding with dust jacket.
Essays on fans in China (Julia Hutt), Japan (Joe Earle), Southeast Asia (Nancy Armstrong) an on Chinoiserie with 29 color plates and 79 b/w illustrations.
Dust jackets with minor abrasions (shelf wear) and covers slightly warped.
Crossman, Carl L., The China Trade. Export Paintings, Furniture, Silver and other Objects, The Pyne Press: Princeton 1972. Hardcover with d/j. XII+275 pp. with many illustrations in b/w and color. (d/j rather worn, inside good condition)
Schuster, Felicia and Cecilia Wolseley, Vases of the sea. Far Eastern porcelain and other treasures. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1974. Hard cover binding with dust jacket.
Book on vases from China and from Japan made of porcelain, bronze, jade and cloisonne, and also a chapter on ivory and on lacquer. Numerous color illustrations.
Few unimportant traces of usage on the dust jacket, all in all in near new condition.
Hobson, R.L., The wares of the Ming dynasty. Rutland/Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company 1962. With dust jacket and with card board slip case. 1st edn. Little tear in back of dust jacket, all in all in near new condition.
Book on ceramics and porcelain with 9 color plates, 50 b/w plates, hand drawn marks, etc.
An excellent reference book signed by the author, Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and published in 1982 by Dodd Meade. The jacket has a few tears ( see photos) however, this hardcover is in nice tight condition. A fine history of the Gorham Company (Providence, Rhode Island) and their silverware products. There are 295 b&w photographs, 8 color plates, 40 photographs of marks, photographs of 313 flatware patterns. 332pp.